It would be fair to say a number of the signings that Thomas Christiansen made during his spell at Leeds United really failed to make a significant impression on those at Elland Road.
When Marcelo Bielsa arrived, he quickly got to work with the squad he inherited by making the changes he deemed necessary, and that appears to have paid off. And, it would seem that one man he managed to get rid of in the summer temporarily may be about to leave the club for good in the near future.
What’s the News?
According to sources close to Football Insider, Caleb Ekuban is set to complete a move to Trabzonspor before the end of May.
The Turkish club, where the forward is currently on loan, have an option to sign him for a fee of £860,000 before 31 May 2019 and are eager to trigger the clause.
Leeds fans are hardly going to be disappointed with the news that Ekuban is set to leave Elland Road on a permanent basis.
Having arrived from Chievo in the summer of 2017, the forward netted just twice in his 21 matches for the club and was immediately frozen out of Bielsa’s plans when the Argentine arrived at the club.
Ekuban has improved and found his feet in Turkey, although it would be difficult to say that he would be able to offer the Whites anything next year, especially if they are promoted to the Premier League. Patrick Bamford, Kemar Roofe and Tyle Roberts would be in front of him in the pecking order, whilst it is likely additions will be made in the summer as well.
Getting £860,000 cannot be considered a bad deal when he flopped so badly in Yorkshire and could become money that is put towards trying to sign better players for next year’s campaign.
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